Agent Name

Phenolphthalein sodium

CAS Number

518-51-4

Formula

C20-H14-O4.2Na

Major Category

Dyes

Synonyms

1(3H)-Isobenzofuranone, 3,3-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)-, disodium salt; 1(3H)-Isobenzofuranone, 3,3-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)-, sodium salt (1:2); [ChemIDplus] Phenolphthalein disodium salt; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Category

Indicator Dyes

Description

Purple crystalline powder; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as an acid-base indicator and therapeutic cathartic; [ChemIDplus]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "Phenolphthalein."

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